New Zealand H Friends is a social and support group for those with genital herpes (HSV-1, HSV-2) living throughout Aotearoa. Advice, company and empathy are available from others who can relate within a safe, relaxed environment. Group meet-ups (in some centres) are scheduled on a roughly monthly basis and all are welcome, particularly the newly diagnosed.
NOTE: NZ H Friends support group is independent of, and not endorsed by, STIEF.
Medscape's Medpulse - Medical reference site.
HPV – New Zealand based website about Human Papilloma Virus
Genital Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a common virus that is carried by a large percentage of sexually active people. The HPV project has been developed by a group of professionals who are committed to improving the knowledge about and management of sexually transmitted viral infections.
JUST THE FACTS is a consumer-focused online information centre for everything relating to sexual health. Its primary purpose is to educate and support people about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), but also provides information on where to go for help, myth-busting, sexual abuse and more. JUST THE FACTS was been developed by the Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation (STIEF) as an initiative funded by the Ministry of Health through collective District Health Boards to educate New Zealanders about STIs.
Herpes: What it is & How to Cope, by Dr Adrian Mindel and Orla Carney RGN, published by Macdonald Optima, Positive Health Guides.
Managing Herpes. How to Live and Love with a Chronic STD, by Charles Ebel, Herpes Resource Centre. A handbook for people with herpes, their partners and health care providers. $US19.75 (incl shipping and handling) from Asha PO Box 13827 Research Triangle Park N.C. 27709 USA
You can also download our guides in pdf form:
If you would like to get a print copy of the information booklets, fill out the form on the consumer request for printed materials page (it contains sections on Genital Herpes - The Facts, Herpes and Relationships, Herpes and Pregnancy, Facial Herpes).